Even as the US continues to shove its warped brand of "democracy" down the throats of innocent people abroad, Americans at home are forced to consume the same lie as their tax dollars' foreign victims. Even the pretense of voter participation is rapidly evaporating, with one of the preeminent US Papers of Record™ publishing a straight-faced call for oligarchs to have more power to choose the Commander in Chief (joke's on them - oligarchs already have all the power!) only to quietly retitle it after a backlash they must have expected (somewhere on the sidelines a team of RAND Corp analysts was recording the various attributes of this Backlash: was it more prolonged than the backlash to Howard Schultz's plea for billionaires to be referred to as "people of means"? more intense than the backlash to Bret Stephens making the case for Ashkenazi IQ advantage while disproving his own thesis through his very existence? could it conceivably be blamed on Russian Bots without provoking a secondary backlash?). And through this, "Rapture Mike" Pompeo has the utter bacon-wrapped chutzpah to claim Iran's elections are undemocratic...
February 17: Uncivil liberties; Twitter jail vs. real jail; Nevada isn't Iowa...it hopes
February 18: Ethics? We don't need no stinking ethics! Money, sex, power edition
February 19: Oligarchy dies in darkness; pigeons in politics; fast food fictions
February 20: Even US apologists can't keep their narrative straight; deepfake hypocrisy; Russia invades Ireland
February 21: Foot in mouth fashion; Weinstein on the brink; zombie collusion; EU's transatlantic facial panopticon